Saturday, March 23, 2019

So, You Think You're Prepared Class starts Monday!

Reminder:  Class starts Monday, March 25th, here on A Working Pantry blog …

Please note:  This class will run for 3 1/2 weeks and during this time regular posting will be suspended until the class is over.

Here's the introduction one more time …



So, You Think You’re Prepared Class


Natural disasters are becoming more common and people are being faced with things that they never thought they would and it’s not just natural disasters.  According to this government report put out in December 2018, we face the possibility of being affected by man-made disasters as well.  


I will be the first to acknowledge that while there are some things you just cannot prepare for, I will also tell you that there are many others that you can.  Having said that, let me also say this, I do not believe that we are to live in fear; spreading fear is not the intention of this class.  This is also NOT a doomsday, zombie apocalypse kind of preparedness class.   It is a class designed to test your preparedness, identifying areas you need to improve in so that you won’t be caught off guard when the next disaster, should it be natural, man-made or financial, occurs.


Having dealt with 2 major hurricanes in the fall of 2018, my own preparedness came under severe testing and I learned that there were some areas I needed to improve upon.  I remember thinking; I thought I was better prepared.


That’s what this class is all about, getting prepared or if you think you’re already prepared, getting better prepared. 


Before we go any further though, let me address something that I encounter over and over. It’s the mentality that says, “I don’t need to prepare, I’m a Christian and God is going to take care of me.”  I want to be as gentle as I can in my response, but this mentality needs to be addressed.  I am a Christian and I prepare and here’s why.  First there are all kinds of examples in Scriptures of preparedness.  Some examples are Joseph in Genesis 41 and the Proverbs 31 woman, who was a first class preparer.  I challenge you to read Proverbs 31 and mark the different ways this woman prepared.  If that’s not enough then look at what Proverbs 6:6-11 says about the ant and don’t forget about Noah in Genesis 5 - 9.  Under God’s tutelage, he prepared a long time before his preparations were needed. 


Lastly, I’d like to pose this thought … if no one prepared using the mentality that “God would take care of them” as their reasoning, then who would God use to be His hands and feet, to help others through difficult times?  God’s not going to just ‘poof’ what we want or need into existence when a need arises.   I do believe with all my heart that God will make a way for His people, but I also believe that He expects us to do our part.  In my humble opinion, that’s where preparedness comes in, that could be our part, preparing the best we can with what we have.


If you have health insurance, home owners insurance, life insurance or any other type of insurance, you are already a preparer.  Everyone understands the need for these, being as prepared as you can for any situation is just common sense, why not extend that preparedness to non-financial areas as well?


If you’ve taken any of my classes before you know that I place you in different imaginary scenarios where you have to use what you have in real life.   This class will be the same format only it’s going to have a few twists not seen before.

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Meet you back here on Monday!  Feel free to share with others about the class!


Patsi

A Working Pantry
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